(iWIDK By Nina Hoffman) – Makes you feel kind of bad for missing lectures because of the flu, right?
Cao Huishen isn’t letting a little thing like having no arms stop him from attending university to earn a degree in computer engineering.
When Huishen was 8 years old, he lost both arms after burning them so badly they had to be amputated, and his mother told him only children who could read were allowed to go to school.
So the enterprising Chinese student taught himself to write and eventually type, sew and play guitar with his feet.
His story has inspired others, with one business man offering to pay for his tuition expenses and providing him with a job when he finishes school.
Huishen,19, told The Daily Mail, “I am not useless, I want to be a good citizen and to ensure I make a real contribution to society.”